Me and my girlfriend just returned home from a wonderful week at Tiara Beach.
First the positive:
We were looking for a good relaxing week and were very pleased when all the young party people got off at other hotels. We only found families and young couples at Tiara Beach.
The food was great, lots to choose from and we always found something new we wanted seconds of. A few times we ate outside of the hotel, but we would say everything holds the same quality as the food on the hotel, so you don't miss that much if you eat a lot at the hotel.
You get to choose from a list of 15 "cocktails" from the hotell, i would rather call them grogs ;)
Most of them are so sweet that you'll make faces for an hour according to me, my girlfriend liked them though.
I stuck to the Gin & Tonic, which is made from a decent gin, and mixed 50-50, just the way a good G&T should be!
Rooms are clean and very nice, we had a junior suite, very large room with a nice and quiet AC.
The rooms have a safe you can rent, but they are quite small, my 13" laptop wouldn't fit in it (crappy macbook pro). So i just left it in the room on the table, nothing got stolen at all by the cleaners or other people so you can trust the staff.
The pool was nice, though it could use a bit more cleaning, the bottom is really sandy and you sometimes find band-aids and other not so fresh things on the bottom.
Location is awesome, it takes just a minute or two to go to the beach, and maybe 15 min to the main strip. You can always take the minitrain that goes back and forth all day, or just take breaks at one of the many restaurants and pubs that are on the way there.
Now on to the drawbacks:
The animation team. The kids loved them, but when the kids disco ended and they tried to make a show for the adult audience it was terrible. TERRIBLE!
They have one or two decent dancers, but since the stage is so small the one impressive dance is repeated alot.
Otherwise the just mime, that's right you heard me, mime!
They put on a night show of Grease for example, they play the music, stand there in bad costume, rock back and forth and mime to the lyrics. The fact that they don't know the lyrics doesn't help. My girlfriend was raging every night at this show holocaust. I always thought it would be a fun laugh to see how they would ruin good songs every night but couldn't take more then 10 minutes of it. The show is on the level of 10 year olds. It's bad and they should feel bad.
Another drawback, THE GUESTS.
oh my god what has happened to people these days?
First of all, the pool area, reserving beds is not allowed and sometimes the staff goes around and removes a few towels. But the cunning guest has this figured out. Often one poor family member goes down to the pool at around seven-eight and takes six sunbeds. Then she sits there for hours waiting for the rest of the family. Or they sit there for an hour, then goes to lunch, and for a trip on town before returning and getting their gear at around 18 before dinner...
The same at dinners, even if you are early, there are one child or parent sitting at every 6 person table in the outside area reserving tables so long that many people got there, eat and leave before the reserved family arrives.
Also, the hotel guide book as well as a huge sign outside the restaurant says that during dinner no shorts or swimwear is allowed. Nice!
Do you think anyone cares, people with long pants could be counted on one finger, while the rest of the guests DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO BRING THEIR SWIMTOYS TO THEIR ROOM SO THEY BRING IT TO THE BLEEPING DINNER AREA!!
And then grown men to their best to try to cut in lines and ruin the dinner for everyone else.
Seems this has been such a big problem with guests that the staff doesn't even care anymore, which is sad because this is probably my main drawback with the hotel.
Love the hotel! If only they were harder in their rules it would be 5/5, but thanks to lax rules and guests from hell it's only a 4/5
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 200 m from the long, broad, gentil-sloping sandy beach. Modern, family-friendly complex. Ideal for water sports fans. Wide range of leisure opportunities nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Tiara Beach Hotel Sunny Beach
- Iberostar Sunny Beach
- Iberostar Hotel Tiara Beach
- Tiara Beach Sunny Beach, Burgas Province, Bulgaria